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Sal Cafe

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Barceloneta
Spanish, Asian, Eclectic
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Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932240707
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the...
Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
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  • 56
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  • 21
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  • 11
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect location and really good food

Maybe because we were with a Spanish friend but I thought the service and food were terrific. I will recommend to others and the kids can play on the beach while you finish your cafe. Can't beat that!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Anthony M
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London
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Maybe because we were with a Spanish friend but I thought the service and food were terrific. I will recommend to others and the kids can play on the beach while you finish your cafe. Can't beat that!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Something was surely missed by the staff in department of service. We had to remind them about our orders, they still got it wrong. We got only one glass to 2 persons and one set of knife and fork. Was hard to even get hold of the staff to get another set to even be able to eat. When it... More 

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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198 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went in for coffee. Nice bar overlooking the beach. Menu choice seemed good and prices were ok. Outside as well as inside seating.

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Danderyd, Sweden
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Fish & Chips - a dish you can order all over the world and everybody knows how to cook and serve it. Sal Cafe served it with badly fried battered fish and the french fries were more cooked than fried. Terrible and I ate very little of it. At pay-time I told the Head Waiter that the guests should not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We happened upon this restaurant at the end of their lunch shift. Great service and one of the best lunches on our trip. Satisfied a mix generation group. Nearby playground.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We randomly stopped at Sal Cafe strictly because of its beachside location and did not expect too much. We were pleasantly surprised by the friendly service and tasty lunch dishes. My wife's green salad with chicken was one of the best salads she has had while in Barcelona. I had the seafood pasta with octopus, mussels, clams, shrimp and calamari... More 

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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Nice place face to the sea where we had good lunch. You should start with mojito and take. A Paella after. All was very good. Menu for children is really a plus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

As oermtitle, nice spot on the beach at Barcelona. Service frenetic at lunchtime. paella very average, burger ok, cod ok. Wouldn't go back, but neither would I condemn it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Having lunch on the beach is always great so we enjoyed ourselves. Tapas and wine was good but not exceptional. Service was averga and it seemed that they do not number the tables so there was confusion everytime they brought an order.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Firstly, I would recommend going here again, just for the location and the view. This restaurant is located right in the beach, meaning on a nice day you have a fantastic view. The food was good, I had fish and chips, which did quite live up to it's ?13 price tag. Unfortunately the restaurant was let down by poor service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932240707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 41
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Asian, Eclectic

Description

Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Barceloneta

Neighborhood Profile
Barceloneta
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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